OK, I'm a college student (and Buckeye ) and this weekend I had the crazy idea to go steelhead fishing... I am an okay fly fisherman, and an excellent bass fisherman, and was wondering if I might be able to get into some steelhead. I was planning to use something like a mepps or a little cleo or some other sort of non-fly non-eggsack approach. I haven't got a noodle rod, and thanks to the wonderful economy lately I probably won't be buying one (and I KNOW I'll never convince my girlfriend to, and she's coming too). Is it possible to catch these fish on a bass rod? If I enjoy fishing for em, I'll probably stock up on gear, but I want to just hook in to one and see what I get. I've never done this before, and I have no idea where to go or how to fish it. Where can I go to get some public access fishing that isn't going to be INSANELY CROWDED? I just wanna get hooked up a few times and see what it's like. The GF is not as good of a fisherperson as I am, but she's got the touch sometimes... is it fairly easy to catch these fish if you fish thoroughly, or are they picky sometimes? Tell me everything that seems important Thanks in advance!